Ongoing research projects include climate and Buruli Ulcer in Africa, schistosomiasis in Ghana, urban slum health, and computational epidemiology - employing computer simulations to understand geographic patterns of disease spread. Dr. Oppong teaches a variety of courses including Quantitative Methods in Geography, Medical Geography, and Contemporary Sub-Saharan Africa. Dr. Oppong advises graduate student research in areas that correspond with his own research interests. Recent theses include a GIS for UNT campus emergency disaster response, modeling Buruli Ulcer prevalence in Ghana, geographic patterns of tuberculosis among Hispanics, and Lyme disease in Texas.
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